Portugal Mission


Hello! My name is Nicole Welch and I would like to share with you about an exciting opportunity I’ve been given next summer to serve God on the mission field. From June 4-July 16, 2018, I will be going on a mission trip to northern Portugal to partner with a local Baptist church. On this mission trip, I will have the opportunity to spread the gospel by helping people in great need.

This trip came to my attention this past summer while I was on the summer staff at Falls Creek. During a conversation with my supervisor, he brought up that they were wanting to help send someone to Portugal to work with a local church and missionary. The Lord immediately placed this trip on my heart and I told Brian I wanted to do it. Before I knew it, I was in contact with the church and we were planning for me to come next summer.

Please be in prayer leading up to the trip, while I am in Portugal, and on the return trip home. I ask you to pray that God will prepare the hearts of the people of Portugal to hear the gospel and that I will be obedient and diligent in sharing my faith. Your prayers will make the biggest difference, however, if you are led to give, donations would be highly appreciated. The trip cost is $4,300. This includes all the necessities of the trip (airfare, food, materials, etc.). Any extra funds will be donated to the local church. If the Lord leads you to give, you can do so by online giving with the link provided below.

I am looking forward to seeing how God will work in and through me to fulfill His purpose this summer. I also hope to grow closer to Him. Your prayer and/or support would mean a lot to me. Thank you for any way you feel God leading you to help. You will be with me as I travel to influence the lives of people. 

If you want to be updated on the trip, you can follow my Facebook Group by clicking the link below or by checking here for updates. Also, below you can find facts about Portugal and ways to pray for the trip.

Thank you and God bless!

Follow Nicole's Facebook Group by clicking here!

  • 13% of people groups in Portugal are unreached by the Gospel
  • Only 3% are evangelical
  • The capital of Portugal is Lisbon
  • There are a little over 10 million people in Portugal
  • Portugal is in great need of church plants.
  • Portugal is known for its complex history and beautiful architecture
  • Fun Fact: Portugal is home to the oldest bookstore. It is located in the capital of Portugal and has been open since 1732. The most beautiful bookstore in the world can also be found in Porto, Portugal

Resources: Operation World (http://www.operationworld.org/port) and One Europe (one-Europe.net)

  • Please pray for safe travel and health during my time in Portugal.
  • Pray for the local church and the local missionaries I will be working for.
  • Pray for the Lord to start working now in the hearts of those who we will be sharing the gospel with.
  • Pray for church plants in Portugal.
  • Pray for me as I try to learn the local language.
  • Pray for the Go Students mission trip that will be coming for a week in July.
  • Pray that the Lord would use me in mighty ways and that He would use this time to help me grow in my faith.